Date Time League Season
15 August 2021 3:00 pm Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Buckley Bags Bohs win

Bohemians bounced back from their Europa Conference League exit as Sligo Rovers losing streak continued, in this 1-0 win for the hosts in the Premier Division.

A Keith Buckley 65th minute strike broke Sligo hearts at Dalymount Park.

A cautious start for both sides with neither team creating a clear-cut chance in the opening quarter of the game with Bohemians with the best opportunity after Niall Morahan fouled Georgie Kelly on the edge of his own box.  

Sligo grew into the ascendancy as the game progressed with Banks, Gibson, Mahon and Parkes working the hosts back line. 

The Dublin side's best chance came when Devoy produced a little bit of magic on the halfway line finding Breslin who drove forward before crossing for Tierney who smashed the ball high over Ed McGintys goal. 

It became end to end as the game grew on with both sides having spells of possession and a host of chances.  

A switch by Bohemian's manager Keith Long of Tierney, Kelly and Devoy caused problems for the westerners with Garry Buckley and Regan Donelon but giving away free kicks in dangerous areas under little pressure, the latter receiving a booking for his indiscretion. 

Bohemians finished the half strong with a number of chances as Liam Burt forced McGinty into making a big save to keep the sides level at the break. 

Sligo started the second half on the front foot with a couple of quick-fire chances. This pressure didn’t last long as Bohs grew into the game forcing the visitors back four and goalkeeper McGinty to put their bodies on the line.  

The breakthrough came when the ball fell to Captain Keith Buckley on the edge of the Sligo box, a little twist and shifting the ball to his left foot unleashing a thunderous strike through a crowded area, catching McGinty off guard. 

Bohs went in search of a quick second, however Mahon and McGinty put their bodies on the line to keep the Bit O’Red in the game. 

Liam Buckley threw everything he could at the Northsiders making a triple substitution and it almost came off as Johnny Kenny was instrumental in the buildup to a David Cawley effort which went just over the bar. 

Bohemians saw out the game winning a number of free kicks and corners forcing Sligo netminder McGinty to work hard in the dying minutes. 

With six losses on the trot Sligo host Derry City next who are now unbeaten in their last four on Saturday evening at the Showgrounds. The Bohs however have to wait for the Dublin derby as Shamrock Rovers visit Dalymount in two weeks for their second round FAI Cup match. 

  • Full Time Bohemians 1 - 0 Sligo Rovers

  • 90'

    Buckley shows his experience as he wins a corner in the final seconds

  • 90'

    Buckley shows his experience as he wins a corner in the final seconds

  • 90'

    Bohs managing the game here to looking to see out the win

  • 90'

    Cornwall replaces Burt to see out the game with 5 at the back for Bohs

  • 90'

    Bohs counter attack but Mallon strikes high and wide

  • 90'

    foutrth official shows 3 minutes of additional time

  • 88'

    Mark Byrne replaces Gibson as sligo go in search of an equaliser

  • 86'

    Bohs looking to to add a second but McGinty stays strong

  • 85'

    Banks takes down Mallon giving Bohs a chance to run down the clock and get the ball forward

  • 84'

    Horgan sees yellow as he blocks off a bohemians attack

  • 78'

    Mallon replaces Levingston for Bohemians

  • 78'

    Cawley strikes over as the subs attempt to make an impact

  • 73'

    Breslin receives yellow

  • 72'

    triple change as Horgan, Cawley and Kenny replace Donelon, Morahan and DeVries

  • 71'

    Gibson picks up a yellow as he catches a bohs player late

  • 69'

    Keith Buckley sees yellow for smacking the ball out of a sligo players hand as he attempted to take a throw

  • 69'

    Mahon with a fantastic challenge to stop Bohs creating another chance

  • 69'

    Mahon with a fantastic challenge to stop Bohs creating another chance

  • 66'

    Kelly almost doubles the lead but McGinty makes a superb save

  • 65'

    Buckley twists and turns and drives the ball with his left foot from 20 yard and catches McGinty out

  • 61'

    A real midfield battle as both sides struggle to hold possession as we pass the hour mark

  • 58'

    Burt takes a heavy knock as he attempts a strong Mahon clearance

  • 56'

    Levingston is down receiving treatment, but looks as though he will continue

  • 55'

    Sligo getting bodies in the way as Bohs provide some pressure

  • 53'

    Buckley denies Bohemians as they look dangerous,

  • 53'

    DeVries calls for a penalty as he goes down in the box but the ref waves it away

  • 51'

    Donelon gives away a free at the edge of the aream, hes going to have to be careful now as he is already on a yellow

  • 50'

    Parkes caught offside once again as Rovers go in search of an opener

  • 48'

    Sligo are starting the second half strong

  • 46'

    we are under way for the second half

  • 45'

    Bohs finish the half strong as the ref blows for half time 0-0

  • 45'

    1 minute added on, as the rain starts

  • 44'

    Bohs with a dangerous free near the corner flag as Buckley takes down Kelly

  • 43'

    Tierney beats Buckley wide on the left but puts his cross behind Georgie Kelly, Burt strikes just wide

  • 38'

    Devoy shoots wide for Bohs

  • 38'

    Tierney is bundled over by Donelon 25 yards out and receives a yellow card,

  • 31'

    Mahon finds Parkes long over the top but his shot is very tame

  • 31'

    Banks catches Devoy in possession and the ball lands to Gibson, Talbot spills his strike but gathers at the second time of asking

  • 30'

    Devoy with a touch of magic finds Breslin who cross finds Tierney 12 yards out but he drive high over McGintys goal

  • 29'

    Burt receiving treatment after taking the ball in the face

  • 28'

    Banks one on one with Talbot but drives the ball across the goal instead of shooting big chance missed as Sligo are in the ascendancy in this game

  • 22'

    Scrappy in the box as Mahon is denied, another corner

  • 22'

    Fast attack for Rovers as Gibson strides forward, resulting in a Sligo corner

  • 17'

    Adam McDonnell swings to the back post, Morahan with a free header puts it just over

  • 17'

    Some nice sligo pressure results in a corner for the bit o red

  • 16'

    Bohs fans answering Keith Longs call and getting behind their team

  • 15'

    Bohs outswinging corner, headed clear by Mahon

  • 14'

    Bohs almost victim to their pitch as the ball bobbles on the hill in front of the goal and alludes Talbot

  • 13'

    McGinty confidently claims a Devoy free swinging deep into the box

  • 12'

    Banks with a tidy through ball for Parkes but he finds himself straying offside

  • 10'

    Breslin fires it at the wall, shouts for handball but referee Paul McLoughlin says no chance

  • 10'

    Kelly catches Morahan in possession, Morahan takes him down on the edge of the 18

  • 7'

    Mahon blocks down a Burt cross, Bohs win a corner,

  • 4'

    Bohs targeting Banks early on, He stands strong however

  • 1'

    Gibson kicks off for Sligo

  • Teams are out and getting ready in front of a noisy 400 bohemians fans

  • Sligo Team update, Cawley is on the Bench for Rovers in place of Russel

  • Two changes for Bohs from thursday nights game away to POAK, Feely and Levingston replace Cornwall who drops to the bench and Coote who isnt named in todays squad

  • In team news Greg Bolger misses out for Sligo through injury while Adam McDonnell make his first start for the club while Donelon and DeVries also start

  • Welcome to live coverage of Bohemian FC v Sligo Rovers FC


1James Talbot Goalkeeper
2Andy Lyons Defender
3Anto Breslin Defender 73'
4Rory Feely Defender
11Liam Burt 5 Midfielder
12Georgie Kelly Forward
14Conor Levingston 7 Midfielder
16Keith Buckley Midfielder 65'
18James Finnerty Defender
26Ross Tierney Midfielder
28Dawson Devoy Midfielder
5Rob Cornwall 11 Defender
7Stephen Mallon 14 Midfielder
10Keith Ward Midfielder
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder
24Aaron Doran Midfielder
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
30Robert Mahon Midfielder

Sligo Rovers

1Ed McGinty Goalkeeper
2Lewis Banks Defender
7Jordan Gibson 12 Forward 72'
8Niall Morahan 22 Midfielder
9Ryan DeVries 24 Forward
10Walter Figueira Forward
17Adam McDonnell Midfielder
19Regan Donelon 3 Defender 38'
21John Mahon Defender
26Garry Buckley Midfielder
27Romeo Parkes Forward
3Colm Horgan 19 Defender 84'
4Danny Kane Defender
11Seamus Keogh Midfielder
12Mark Byrne (Sligo) 7 Midfielder
20Darren Collins Forward
23Scott Lynch Defender
24Johnny Kenny 9 Forward
30Richard Brush Goalkeeper
22David Cawley 8 Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 18)
4 - 0
Premier Division
The Showgrounds

Sligo Rovers v Bohemian FC

4 - 3

Bohemian FC v Sligo Rovers

(Series 6)
1 - 3
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Sligo Rovers

(Series 12)
0 - 1
Premier Division
The Showgrounds

Sligo Rovers v Bohemian FC

(Series 3)
2 - 0
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Sligo Rovers


RefereeAssistantsFourth Official
Paul McLaughlinChris Campbell
Dermot Broughton
Rob Hennessy


Dalymount Park
Dalymount Park, Connaught Street, Phibsborough, Cabra East A ED, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, D07 XH2D, Ireland